While digging, Tiny attracts a crowd. A bluebird, cat, and fellow dog all agree that Tiny will never be able to uncover the bone. He is just too small to do something so big. Will Tiny be able to prove them wrong?
I love this book! The story is told in rhyme and flows beautifully throughout. My favorite lines involve Tiny's mantras about how strong he is. Children and adults alike will be able to relate to Tiny in his quest to overcome the preconceived notions of others.
Being the owner of several differently-abled animals, I know exactly what Tiny is going through. Our dog, Hope, was born without eyes and is completely deaf. Everyone thinks that she needs extra help, however, she continues to do amazing things without any assistance from us. Dogs are very adaptive and determined. Nothing gets in their way!
Matt Myers' illustrations are big, bold and fun. The watercolor and ink combination really pops off of the page. Tiny is adorable and will steal the hearts of everyone he meets. Myers makes fantastic use of white space to enhance his amazing artwork. The double page spread illustration is one of my favorites.
This is a wonderful read for children ages 3-5.